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Re: Multiple and Mixed weapons turrets

From: Ryan M Gill <rmgill@m...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:36:01 -0400
Subject: Re: Multiple and Mixed weapons turrets

At 12:59 PM -0400 7/18/01, Glenn M Wilson wrote:
>Your last e-mail as off list but had some good points in it that the
>group might want to consider.	Would you want to post it (or I can
>forward the response I sent) to the group for discussion or would you
>prefer that e-mail just be a private correspondence for some reason...

Actually it was cc'd to the list.

>Either way, good questions/points.  The granularity of DS2 is both it's
>prime plus (to me) and it's biggest weakness (sometimes in some ways)
>seems.  I like it pretty much the way it is, but then I think a
>'realistic' (whatever that means) DS2 rules set would eventually make
>Star Fleet Battles seem not so perversely complicated.

Yes. Thats why I bring up the point of 4 tanks with 4 shots vs 4 
tanks with 8 shots issue. Two weapons doesn't add enough cost to be 
able to do that. You have to pay for that additional FC and the 

>Besides, it's difficult enough to get multiple barreled turret AFV's
>less two 'different' looking weapons in a turret AFV's in 6mm (or
>or 1/285th) scale.  There was a very good post in one of the lists
>has a FT-SG and A FT list I used to read also) about what the weapons
>should look like based on the current technology of prototypes/concept
>designs.  Short barrel for HEL, Long for HKP, long maybe finned barrels
>for MDC, IIRC, that was interesting.

Not really. I have a size 5 Super heavy tank design that runs an 
MDC/5 and a DFFG/5 on a turreted size 5 chassis. One weapon is used 
at long range. The other is when a target gets to knife fighting 
range. Its a Battle Tech Demolisher tank with one barrel extended. I 
have a pair. There are also 4 size 6 tanks that run a Turret, two 
HEL/5's a bunch of extra stuff and space for a squad of Power Armour. 
Sort of a super heavy dreadnought Merkava. Uber Armoured infantry. 
They also have APSW's out the waazoo.

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